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Pelosi And Company Hightail It To Warming Conference As Impeachment Flounders

cited Bjorn Lomborgvia The Epoch Times
Monday, December 2, 2019

The more things change, the French say, the more they remain the same. And in the case of the modern libo-progressive, that means when times are hard, when things aren’t turning out exactly the way you expected, when Adam Schiff really isn’t the reincarnation of Thomas Jefferson, and Jerry Nadler doesn’t look much better, it’s time to return to that most familiar of security blankets, Mother Earth… in the form, of course, of climate change, né global warming, né bad weather. 

In the News

Will John Roberts Constrain Trump?

quoting John Yoovia The Atlantic
Monday, December 2, 2019

Few questions may shape the president’s remaining tenure more than how often the chief justice steps in to limit executive powers.

In the News

Ian Easton On Taiwan: Can We Be Honest About China?

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Taipei Times
Monday, December 2, 2019

One of the most remarkable things about China is how poorly understood it is, even by experts. By way of example, you probably think China has a president named Xi Jinping (習近平). Most people do. But actually, China doesn’t have a president. That title doesn’t exist in any official Chinese language documents or news reports.

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Monday Short Cuts

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Patriot Post
Monday, December 2, 2019

Notable quotables from Colin Kaepernick, Julian Castro, John Kerry, and more.

Analysis and CommentaryPolitics

High Crimes And Misdemeanors In Lowcountry

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, December 2, 2019

The Thanksgiving holiday (we can still call it by that name, right?) took me back east to a family gathering in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – aka, Lowcountry.

FeaturedNational Security

The New Cold War? It’s With China, And It Has Already Begun

by Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Monday, December 2, 2019

Turning Point: The United States and China intensified their trade war in 2019, plunging global markets into uncertainty.

Analysis and Commentary

Nasty, Brutish, And Long

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 2, 2019

The picture above is of Bob Tollison. Steve Landsburg, true to form, has a provocative post in which he wonders if the increase in opioid deaths could be a good sign–a sign that people are celebrating their lives by using opioids. That’s not a hill I’m willing to die on–the argument or the opioids–but it’s an interesting point nevertheless.

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Repo Fretting Shifts To Treasuries As Market Faces Next Test

quoting Darrell Duffievia Yahoo Finance
Monday, December 2, 2019

Flare-ups in the repo market could still cause worries across the global banking system, more than two months after chaos subsided in this vital corner of finance.


The AI Frontier Of Economic Theory

by Thomas J. Sargentvia Project Syndicate
Monday, December 2, 2019

Until recently, data sets were small and costly, and computers were slow and expensive. So it is natural that as gains in computing power have dramatically reduced these impediments, economists have rushed to use big data and artificial intelligence to help them spot patterns in all sorts of activities and outcomes.

Analysis and Commentary

The Silence Of The School Reformers

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Monday, December 2, 2019

A tidal wave of wokeness threatens to destroy the movement to improve our nation’s stagnating schools.